Save Lives in Haiti Now
In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, advocacy groups put aside politics to call for support of victims and relief efforts. For a couple of days, groups from the left, right, and middle had a common mission: to help the suffering in Haiti.
Dr. Hubert Morquette, country director for World Relief—one of the many relief organizations that have sent disaster teams—said the situation in Port-au-Prince was "devastating and grave." World Relief is the service arm of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). "For the longsuffering people of Haiti, a legacy of injustice and extreme poverty has multiplied the impact of natural disaster. Unknown numbers even now stand at death's door," the NAE said in a statement.
Other political groups used their websites and communications networks to promote relief efforts.
The American Family Association website features a new call to action: "Save Lives in Haiti Now." The AFA urged people to support World Vision's Haiti relief effort, making support their top action alert.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, used his Washington Update to point readers to the Salvation Army, Samaritan's Purse, and World Vision, asking readers to pray for people hurt by the disaster.
Sojourners used its Facebook page as a way for readers to post links and to offer ways to help Haiti. Readers listed links to many organizations, including denominational humanitarian organizations like Covenant World Relief, Catholic Relief Services, and ministries already in Haiti, such as New Life for Haiti and Compassion International.
Faith in Public Life linked to a Washington Post list of agencies, including many Christian organizations.
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